North Dakota became the 15th state to enact a ban on transsexual drugs and surgeries for minors. Florida became the 16th state to have both chambers of the legislature vote in favor of a ban.
North Dakota’s Governor Doug Burgum has signed HB 1254.
The House first passed this bill on February 17th, 66 to 25. On April 3rd, the North Dakota Senate passed it by 37 to 10. The bill was sent to the Governor on April 12th.
In Florida, the House passed SB 254 by a vote of 82 to 31. It was passed by the Senate, 27 to 12, on April 4th. The House added an amendment, so the Senate must vote again before sending the final version to the Governor. Many view the Florida version to be the most hardline in the country.